THE ART OF ENAMELING ON PORCELAIN
Olive-grey boards (10 1/4" x 7"). Shelfwear, rubbing and some staining to boards. A bit of wear to bottom of spine. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on front of book. First part of inscription rubbed out with eraser but one name visible and the words "Compliments -- Dorothea Warren O'Hara" -- in a LOVELY hand. The author (and publisher) of this book, Dorothea Warren O'Hara writes in the preface: "The aim of this book is to help the Keramic Decorators of America, by presenting a correct kind of decoration by which even the young student can express some beauty with comparatively small effort.This clas of workers I am especially eager to help, not by going into the history of enameling on porcelain, nor by giving formulas for making enamels (the libraries are full of such knowledge), but by suggesting a practical, artistic way of decorating our American china.Some of the illustrations are copies and photographs of the best examples of old Chinese and Japanese enameling on porcelain to be found in this country or Europe, while the others are good examples of present-day work. Plates 1 through 15 bound in and an extra 7 plates, sequentially numbered 16 through 22, laid-in at rear, as well as a one-page insert "A Word About The Warren-O'Hara Colors and Enamels" which reads: "These products are the culmination of twenty years' experiment and experience by Dorothea Warren O'Hara. The motive underlying this long study was to produce enamels and colors, ready-repared, that would eliminate all uncertainty and danger of failure even when used by the beginner. The Warren-O'Hara enamels come in forty-seven colors and shades ready for use. There is no mixing, fixing or fussing required, and the range of colors gives the exact shade required. These enamels, if properly applied, positibvely will not chip, blister or peel. The colors develop uniformly during firing. They are on sale at all artists' materials stores -- or address, Warren-O'Hara Color Company, 132 East 19th Street, New York City" China painting as women's artChina painting was an extremely popular occupation among women when Alice Egen learned to do it in the 1890s. As The Art Journal reported in 1872: "Designing seems to offer particularly suitable work for women. To whom should we so confidently apply for all that concerns the beautifying of home life as to the presiding spirit of the home?.There is perhaps no branch of art-work more perfectly womanly and in every way desirable than painting on china.'(1)Pamela Gerrish Nunn, who wrote the book Victorian Women Artists. (London: Women's Press, 1987)writes: "There were relatively few occupations that were regarded as acceptable for respectable women in the late 19th century. Among the few kinds of work that were regarded as appropriate were school teaching and quasi-domestic jobs such as dressmaking and running boarding houses. Some 19th-century middle-class women turned to writing as a career, and an even smaller group chose china painting. Paid work for women was more acceptable when it was done for women customers and if it had a connection to the household. Thus, teaching children was regarded as being like mothering, and china painting was seen as improving the beauty of the home.". N° de ref. de la librería 66927
Título: THE ART OF ENAMELING ON PORCELAIN
Editorial: SELF-PUBLISHED, New York
Año de publicación: 1912
Condición del libro: GOOD
Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)
Edición: First Edition.
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